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A team of Czech researchers have come up with a new cell therapy that involves injecting stomach fat into the knees of osteoarthritis sufferers, to reduce the symptoms. Improvements of up to 75 per cent were found in the condition of almost two thirds of patients who underwent this novel treatment.

The study was carried out by the Investigational Review Board of American Naturopathic Research Institute, with 1,114 osteoarthritis volunteer patients who received autologous (self-donated) fat cell transplants after giving their informed consent.

According to Dr. Jaroslav Michalek, of the International Consortium for Cell Therapy and Immunotherapy, and a member of a research team from a number of research facilities and organizations in the Czech Republic, “Adipose-derived cells have potential application in a wide range of clinical disorders, including myocardial infarction, stroke, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis, and breast augmentation and reconstruction. In this study we evaluated the safety and efficacy of freshly isolated autologous stromal vascular fraction cells (SVF cells). We hypothesized that the SVF cell treatment might contribute to cartilage healing.”

Details of the study

The study followed and evaluated 1,114 patients treated with a single dose of SVF cells isolated from lipoaspirate.

Patients were followed for between 12 and 54 months. Their evaluations were based on pain, non-steroid analgesic usage, limping, extent of joint movement and stiffness before treatment and at three, six, and 12 months. Hip and knee joints were the most common joints treated and some patients had more than one joint treated.

“No serious side effects, systemic infection or cancer was associated with SVF cell therapy,” reported the researchers. “Most patients improved gradually three to 12 months after treatment.”

The evaluations demonstrated that at least a 75 percent score improvement was noticed in 63 percent of the patients and at least a 50 percent score improvement was documented in 91 percent of the patients after 12 months, according to the researchers. Typically, patients in the study were in the habit of consuming large amounts of painkillers for their symptoms. Researchers found that painkiller usage declined dramatically after treatment.

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